The journey of a bug with an identity crisis
A strange little bug doesn't know who he is or where he's from. Even his name is a mystery. So he sets off to seek answers. He journeys the world meeting wonderful creatures, seeing amazing sights and eating delicious food. Adventures he has, but still no one knows what insect he is. Maybe, just maybe, the path he is on is the answer he seeks. The Travel Bug is a gently philosophical picture book about identity, fate, the joy of travelling, and the discovery of kindness and kinship across cultures.
About the Author
Benjamin Gilmour won numerous poetry awards in his late teens and at the age of nineteen was the youngest poet to be published in literary journals Quadrant, Island and Going Down Swinging. His first anthology of poetry was published in 1998. Since then, Benjamin has travelled the world, worked as a paramedic, directed the critically acclaimed feature film Son of a Lion and published Warrior Poets (Allen & Unwin), a narrative non-fiction work about his experiences making the film in Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.
Benjamin’s most recent book is Paramedico (HarperCollins, 2013) about paramedics around the world. A film of the same name screened at the Sydney Film Festival and was nominated for the Foxtel Best Documentary Award, 2012.